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February 26, 2019

Lessons from Drought and Fire: Choosing Hope over Fear

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But as this present drought drags on and fires threaten, it’s easy to feel your courage sinking along with the float on the rain tank that holds our precious drinking water. When you take the clean sheets off the line and they smell more like smoke...

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January 14, 2019

The Best Marriage Advice We Ever Received

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Later in the evening, the mood grew more reflective as guests were invited to impart words of wisdom and encouragement to the prospective bride and groom. Chris and I hadn’t prepared a joint contribution – we’d talked vaguely of performing an...

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December 21, 2018

One Christmas Memory

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Grandpa built the innkeeper an inn, at our insistence, which looked palatial in comparison to the rough-hewn stable – it had electricity, for goodness’ sake. The inn’s orangey light bulb glowed through a door that swung on real hinges. The door and...

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November 26, 2018

Life, Love, and Cricket

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Almost every summer evening, I watch my sons play cricket with their father. (There, I’ve said it. All my American friends, will you please still love me? Yes. We. Play. Cricket. All the time.) Backyard cricket means a ball, a bat, and some guys in...

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